A research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery that one plant, the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, not only engages in photosynthesis, but also has an alternative source of energy: it can draw it out from other plants. Plants need water and light to grow using sunlight energy to produce their biomass from […]






The Obama Administration’s Energy Department has announced an award to support a  project to design, license and help commercialize a small modular reactor (SMR) in the United States.  The lucky partnership members are Babcock & Wilcox with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bechtel who will receive a dollar for dollar cost match in funding to […]






Stony Brook University Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering Alexander Orlov, PhD and his team are producing hydrogen from water using sunlight and gold nanomaterials. The university press release is claiming Orlov’s team has done the first-ever experiment of its kind demonstrating that clean energy hydrogen can be produced from water splitting by using […]






Rice University scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam.  The technology’s inventors said they expect it will first be used in sanitation and water-purification applications in the developing world. Maybe – the team has tested the technology with distillation experiments and found that solar steam […]






A Louisiana Tech University and University of Texas at Arlington team of professors and Louisiana Tech graduate students have created a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current as a thermoelectric generator. The team has synthesized a combination of copper sulfide nanoparticles and single-walled carbon nanotubes.  They […]






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